Category Archives: Health

  • Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies

    Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum, said a European study published on Wednesday. ...

  • Genetic evidence of positive impact of Yoga on immune system

    Norwegian researchers find a strong and immediate genetic response to yoga practice. ...

  • New world strategy aims to eradicate polio by 2018

    A new global plan aims to end most cases of polio by late next year, and essentially eradicate the paralyzing disease by 2018 — if authorities can raise the $5.5 billion needed to do the work. ...

  • Soft drinks kill thousands of people every year

    Sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year, according to a research. ...

  • Qigong: mindful movement made in China

    Qigong is a mind-body practice that melds slow graceful movements, mental focus and deep abdominal breathing to boost and balance a person's vital energy, or "qi". ...

  • Himalayan Viagra leads to violent clashes

    A report in The Guardian has highlighted the violent confrontations that are occurring in Tibet, as people scramble to collect 'Himalayan Viagra'. ...

  • Sitting quietly, doing something

    I recently spent an evening with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama who has been dubbed "the happiest man in the world." ...

  • Eating too much red meat may shorten life

    Diets high in red meat and in processed meat shorten life span not just from cancer and heart disease but from Alzheimer's, stomach ulcers and other conditions. ...

  • Lots of TV and Web harms kids’ health

    Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games and surfing the Web makes children more prone to a range of health problems including obesity and smoking. ...

  • World AIDS Day highlights big challenges 20 years on

    As World AIDS Day is marked on Monday, the fight against the disease remains stymied by the of adequate treatment in poor countries and setbacks in finding an effective vaccine, ...